Call of duty

Tukai Lagonilakeba,Namaka, Nadi | Monday, February 12, 2018
Thank you The Fiji Times for your report dated Saturday, February 10 on the front page with the above title relevant to the Kade District School headteacher's story Emosi Torosi's dedication, courage and sacrifice to his role as a teacher to his students who are still being taught in a tent on Koro post STC Winston.

I have a lot of admiration for Emosi and he was reported as saying; "This work (teaching) did not choose us, we chose it, no one presented a tabua requesting us to take up this job, we chose this profession and no matter the circumstance we go through, we have to perform our duties to the best of our abilities."

That is the attitude Emosi Torosi, thank you for setting standards and showing the way to your other compatriots and fellow teachers from the noble profession, it is heartening to note that there are many of you civil servants out there who think the same.

He identifies himself with his students learning in a tent as his own family, wife and children do sleep in a tent and I am certain our government contractors are doing their level best weather permitting to complete your new classrooms.

Logistics, building materials, shortage of qualified skilled workers are some of the many problems faced by these builders, but we all pray that with a little bit more patience you will all move into your new classrooms and the new school headteachers' quarters before the end of the first school term.

Emosi must be commended for his leadership qualities in his tireless effort to deliver their teaching services expected of him despite the conditions, instead of winging and complaining he maintains composure to encourage and motivate those future Fijian leaders from Kade.

He focuses on getting the job done, that's the oath master Emosi, vinaka saka vakalevu na vei tuberi lagilagi ka savasava. I cannot agree with your statements more.

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